Joaquin Phoenix would "do virtually anything" for 'Inherent Vice' director Paul Thomas Anderson.
The 40-year-old star, who worked with the director on the 2012 film 'The Master', has reunited with him for 'Inherent Vice' and has hailed his film-making abilities.
He told The Huffington Post: "I really enjoyed working with him on 'The Master' and I was flattered and pleased that he'd have me back. I mean, I think I would do virtually anything that Paul wanted me to do. It's such a unique experience working with him. I definitely enjoyed it."
Joaquin's view has been echoed by his 'Inherent Vice' co-star Joanna Newsom, who's hailed the director as an innovative film-maker.
She reflected: "I think every one of his films stands apart from every other one of his films. I think he's an incredible ... you know, I think it's an overused term, but I think he shifts paradigms with each film."
Joanna said the director's films are the upshot of original thinking.
The 33-year-old star explained: "It's built from the ground up, it's done with different natural laws and different assumptions. The air smells different and the colours look different. He creates universes."